Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Trade Associations and Business Support Organisations for Rubber and Plastic sector.
NIPA is a trade group representing the plastics industry in Northern Ireland.
SPRA is an industry group focused on the advancement of polymer science through education and training.
BPF is a trade group representing the UK plastics industry.
BRPPA is a trade group representing rubber and polyurethane industry, including manufacturers and suppliers of raw materials, services and machinery.
INCPEN is an information exchange group for supply chain organisations. It focuses on packaging concerns.
PAFA is a UK group representing those involved with films and flexible and rigid plastics as used in packaging.
RMA is a trade group representing the UK-based manufacturers of retreaded tires.
RAPRA is a non-profit membership association focused on R&D in the UK polymer industry.
Zero Waste Scotland and WRAP Northern Ireland offer free and confidential advice and support to help you reduce your environmental impact and save money. They can help with reducing your business's waste and use of water, packaging and raw materials.
The Carbon Trust can help your business to improve its energy use and reduce its carbon emissions.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has produced a Sustainable Manufacturing Toolkit for use by businesses in the manufacturing sector.
Find other trade associations relevant to your business using the Trade Association Forum website.
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.
Any person intending to alter the use or management of areas of uncultivated or semi-natural land must obtain prior approval from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).
Read more on the DAERA website
The NetRegs team at SEPA, in partnership with The Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and a number of industry bodies have produced 9 new GPPs to replace out of date PPGs. More are coming! Check the available topics
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